Menacing gray clouds loomed over Metro Manila this weekend and Filipinos braced themselves for another bout with mala-Ondoy rains and flooding caused by the southwest monsoon (habagat) being enchanced by Tropical Storm Karding (Yagi), clogged drainage systems, and poor waste management.
Despite being consistently ravaged by weather of apocalyptic proportions that paints images of our worst End-of-Days scenarios, Filipinos tried their best to brave the flood in just about every street and highway. While some got cold feet (pun intended) and stayed in their houses, they weren't safe from the current that forcibly entered their homes.
But this isn’t the first time this was happening, and it most likely won’t be the last. And Filipinos always find something to smile and laugh about come hell or (literal) high water. Sometimes though, shit gets a little bit too much, even for us. And we’ve found reactions (and memes) from both ends of the spectrum that fully define what it means to be a Filipino during these wet times.